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FACULTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES

Mindaugas Kiškis
Keywords: Canada universities, intellectual property, faculty intellectual property rights, technology transfer ,

Abstract

This article reports on a qualitative study of Intellectual Property regulation in Canadian universities, visited by the author. The study was based on policy and regulation comparative analysis, as well as semi-structured expert interviews carried out at Southern Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia universities. The principal assumption and purpose of the study is the useful understanding of the Canadian university intellectual property policies for potential applications to Lithuania and other emerging economies in the Baltic region and elsewhere. The study aimed to review and identify features of Canadian university intellectual property regimes, which can be held responsible for stimulating and sustaining technological innovation.